KATHMANDU, May 30: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on Monday formed a five-member panel to probe into the Tara Air plane crash that occurred in Mustang district on Sunday.
A press statement issued by the MoCTCA said the probe panel has been formed under the chair of Senior Aeronautical Engineer Ratish Chandra Lal Suman. The other members in the panel include Captain Dipu Jwarchan, Senior Maintenance Engineer Upendra Lal Shrestha, Senior Meteorologist Mani Ratna Shakya and Joint Secretary at the MoCTCA Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane.
The wreckage of the aircraft with the call sign 9N-AET was found on Monday morning at an altitude of 14,500ft at the base of Manapathi peak in Mustang district. A total of 22 persons including 19 passengers and three crew members were onboard the Twin Otter that was flying to Jomsom Airport from Pokhara. (RSS)